A couple of years ago I saw a kids’ art jar online and thought it would be the perfect gift for a special little girl’s birthday. It was so colorful and intriguing . . . but when we dumped everything out, I found LOTS of pretty raffia filling and WAY too few actual art supplies. Live and learn, right? So, when my dad was preparing for a recent move and asked if I’d like to have some empty plastic snack containers, I immediately thought, “ART JARS!” I began collecting artsy/crafty items from the dollar bins at Michaels and Target, plus hitting the dollar stores, and soon had a huge bag of fun things to include. These will be under some Christmas trees soon! ♥
Great idea to make your own! And these jars look jam-packed with goodness. I know I’D be overjoyed to get them. 🙂
I know! I want one now!!! 🙂
this is a super cool idea,
Thank you, Nici! I’m sure I had as much fun gathering all the goodies as the kiddos will have playing with them! 🙂
Great idea – thanks for sharing!
You’re very welcome, Jodie! 🙂
Love this idea! I miss buying school supplies for my sons, but I can make these and donate to my school! Thanks for sharing this! Enjoy your weekend! –Vickie
Yay! You’ll have fun, and they’ll love it, Vickie!!! 🙂
What a wonderful idea for children who like arts, and crafts. Thank you for sharing. The container is reusable for more supplies, or whatever. Best, Mtetar
Thank you! And I DO hope they’ll refill them with fun things when they’re empty! 🙂
That would bet great. Mtetar
Great idea. I might just copy it for the grandkids.
Please do!!! They’re tons of fun to put together, and fun to look at, and even more fun to play with! 🙂
These are perfect! Great to give as gifts, but I also like the idea of keeping a couple on hand. We don’t have kids but have several friends that do. When they come over it is always nice to have something for the young ones!
What a great idea!!! They’ll always want their parents to visit YOUR house now!!! 🙂
Boy, I have to say you are one of the craftiest people ever!
That’s so sweet! But really I’m just having fun!!! 🙂
Well, you’re very talented at being fun!
What a great idea. This year the idea of putting craft items together for gifts was a little last minute, well for me at least, but I am going to start on these for next year. If I give myself the year to pick up little things I should have some really interesting jars for the kids come next Christmas.
I agree! I started in July, so I had lots of time. I just kept everything together in a big sack and then one day decided I probably had enough and divided it up. 🙂 Plus, lots of fun things are on sale when school starts, so that’s always a good time to stock up! 🙂
My girls would love one! Yours are pretty amazing!
They WOULD! It will be so much fun to see what everyone makes! 🙂
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A perfect gift idea for Christmas! Love it!
En perfekt julklappsidé! Love it!
Fantastic – thanks for posting!
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A fantastic idea for holiday or anytime gift giving!
I just love these Art Jars, very good as Christmas presents !!
Thank you! I know how much I would have loved getting one when I was a little girl . . . er . . . come to think of it . . . when I’m a big girl! 🙂
Me too, I would love to have had one of these !!
Super Duper idea!!!
Yay! Hope you get to use it! 🙂
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This is a fantastic idea!! I love it. I would have loved that when I was a kid! Actually I would love to get that now 🙂
That’s what I think!!! I just love all that fun stuff!!! 🙂
Love, love, love this gift idea! So much so, that I also shared it on my blog. Let’s see now…five grandkids…that’s alot of snacks to eat. I’d better get started now, so I can give these next year!
Ooohhh . . . snacks AND crafts . . . how fun is THAT??? 🙂
Do you know how many jars I save and how many nieces and nephews I have!? And we do $5 Christmas gifts… This is so perfect. You are my guardian angel from the North Pole!!
Yay!!! And you’ll have as much fun putting them together as they’ll have fun opening and playing with them! 🙂
Ooooh and… You could cut a slot in the lid and it could double as a change bank!! Love it!
How smart is THAT??? I’m doing that next time!!! 🙂
Ok…I’m making my grandkids some…They love arts and crafts at Grandma’s …
Yay! You’ll have so much fun!!! 🙂
Love that idea. Perfect for keeping everything together in one place.
Thank you, Iris! This may be a yearly idea! 🙂
Love this idea! I try to always give some form of crayons and paper etc for arts and crafts in a gift. God knows you can go through crayons like water.
I know!!! And new ones are SO special . . . and smell so good . . . 🙂
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Great gift idea — especially for those future dreary winter days a-comin.’
I agree . . . keep everyone entertained on snowy days! 🙂
I love this idea! I also think my sewing sisters would love one with sewing notions/trims/supplies…you’ve got my creative juices flowing…
Wow . . . I love THAT idea!!! Thank YOU!!! 🙂
Wonderful idea! As you said, too often kits and jars in stores contain so few supplies for the money paid. It makes so much sense to make jars that actually are filled with useful items.
These are definitely filled to the brim . . . and everywhere in between! I don’t think I could get one more item in! I think they’ll have fun with them! 🙂
Fantastic idea. Maybe there could be sewing jars, knitting jars, all sorts of jars……thanks for the inspiration.
I LOVE that idea!!! Thank YOU!!! 🙂
Yet another super idea and it has multiple applications. I was thinking you could put together a sewing jar with craft buttons for color/ filler, add pack of sewing needles, thread, a fat quarter or two… you name it. My mind in spinning with the possibilities. Thanks! 🙂
LOVE that idea!!! I’m doing that, too!!! :
great idea! and you managed to get a TON of fun stuff in them!
Thank you, Jennie! And you’re right . . . they’re STUFFED! 🙂
great idea for every crafter 🙂
Thank you! And we’ve got lots of *little* crafters in our family, too! 🙂
What a great way to keep odds and ends of crafting stuff!
Like for storage??? What a great idea! I’m going to have to eat more snacks! 🙂
What a great idea! Last year I made my grandson a craft bag for Christmas. These art jars would be a nice addition. Thanks.
I love the bag idea, too! 🙂
What a great idea, and a nice gift idea for inspiring artists!
Thank you! But now I want to play with it! 🙂
Great idea! Love it! My mom is putting together craft boxes for the little girls in the family… Fun!
Yay for your mom!!! 🙂
Great idea! We’re never too old for art jars!
So true!!! 🙂
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I love this idea — they look just as fun to make as they would be to give to a youngster. I’m remembering this one! Thanks, Kathy.
You’re right! The shopping for the items was REALLY fun! And, truthfully, I’d kind of like to play with them myself! 🙂
I really hope that my mom checks this out because this is exactly the thing i want for christmas!!!!!!!
I LOVE that! Maybe you can send her a link . . . 🙂